One of the things that I missed when I was still working is the free travel opportunities and accommodation in hotel or resort. The last travel that I had was in 2006 in Tagaytay for a media briefing on Contraceptive Self-Reliance Strategy (CSR) conducted by the Department of Health’s Family Health Office. The conference was conducted at Days Hotel for two days.
However, the most memorable sponsored trip for me was in Cebu City. We stayed at the Plantation Bay Resort for a couple of days for a family planning activity. The place was amazing. I wish to go back there and take my family with me for a grand vacation.
Speaking of hotels , my sister is planning to work in London or Canada after her stint in Macau. I'm sure she'll enjoy the beautiful places including famous hotels in London. I have a friend in college who is now working in London. I saw his pictures in Friendster, most of the shots were taken in places I've only seen in movies. What an awesome view.
Back to my travel memoir, I missed the chance of covering an event in Geneva. Aside from lacking the necessary travel documents, there is a seniority rule (among reporters) when it comes to joining the Secretary for an out-of-the-country coverage. Can I tell you a secret? Actually, someone plays favorite that's why I didn’t make it to the selection process. Anyway, that’s water under the bridge now I'm just sharing what I missed. Sigh.